Tag: warner music
HoloMe launches AR music video for Warner Music artist Amir
French-Israeli singer Amir is the latest artist exploring augmented-reality (AR) technology, with the help of his label Warner Music France and startup HoloMe. The latter company has created a smartphone app, called Amir...
May 22, 2019
WMG boss delivers warning over family plans and freemium models
Warner Music Group boss Steve Cooper has delivered the latest warning to music-streaming services around label concerns about their family-plan subscriptions, and the impact on average revenue per user (ARPU). “With a lot...
May 9, 2019
WMG sees streaming push up recorded numbers but publishing slips
Warner Music Group has published its numbers for the fiscal second quarter (ending 31st March 2019) and the headlines are that total revenue across all parts of the business was up 13.2% and that it saw net income of $67m...
May 8, 2019
Sandbox Issue 227: TIK-ING BOXES. How TikTok can change music marketing.
Lead: TikTok is far more than a novelty app for people to whip up memes that have a shorter shelf life than a carton of milk. It is now breaking acts and songs in a way that other platforms cannot. We look at what the music...
May 2, 2019
Sandbox Issue 225: Retargeting in an Age of Privacy
Lead: Tighter regulations around retargeting have made the job of digital marketing much trickier to navigate. What this has meant is that marketers have to get smarter. We speak to those working around these rules about...
April 3, 2019
Despite growth, music labels warn: ‘We should never be complacent’
Four consistent years of global growth is something to swell the record industry’s heart, and the 9.7% rise in 2018 means it is approaching double-digit growth – a big change from the double-digit decline that defined...
April 2, 2019
Warner Music Group inks deal with Nigerian label Chocolate City
The global major labels are all hyper-interested in partnerships and expansion in the key African music markets. Warner Music Group’s latest move is a deal with Nigerian independent label Chocolate City, whose roster includes...
March 29, 2019
Warner Music leads funding round for hardware startup Artiphon
Artiphon is one of the startups exploring the potential to create new musical instruments with a digital twist. It raised $1.3m in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to make its first device, the Instrument 1.The...
March 28, 2019
Holly Herndon sees Endel AI label-deal as a ‘warning shot’
We reported last week on startup Endel’s announcement that its music-creating AI had signed a major-label deal with WMG. As the news spread, some artists have been having their day, including electronica artist Holly Herndon....
March 25, 2019
AI-music startup Endel to release albums through Warner Music
Music Ally has for some time been covering the emerging wave of startups exploring AI music: algorithms trained on catalogues of existing music, with the aim of then being able to create their own new melodies – and even...
March 22, 2019
Warner Music signs licensing deal with Boomplay in Africa
Warner Music Group has become the second major label to sign a direct licensing deal with African digital-music service Boomplay, following Universal Music’s deal in November 2018. WMG’s deal covers a catalogue of 1m...
March 15, 2019
Scott Cohen confirmed as new ‘chief innovation officer’ for WMG
The news had already leaked that The Orchard co-founder Scott Cohen had been poached by Warner Music Group, but there has been speculation about what, exactly, his role would entail. Yesterday, WMG dished the details: Cohen...
March 7, 2019